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Greenwood Chelsea, Mbappe PL snub and more

Greenwood Chelsea, Mbappe PL snub and more

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Despite some transfer rumours recently about Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the player Napoli plan to sell this summer is not him, but Victor Osimhen. Napoli expect Osimhen to leave the club in the summer transfer window, with the Serie A giants including a €120m release clause in his new contract earlier this season.

It is not the same with Kvaratskhelia – yes, they want to offer him a new contract, with a salary increase, and to discuss the possibility of a release clause, but not for him to leave this summer. It would be for Kvaratskhelia to potentially leave in 2025 or 2026, but not now.

There was interest from Paris Saint-Germain and also from English clubs – many top clubs enquired about Kvaratskhelia, but for now Napoli and their president Aurelio de Laurentiis have no intention to negotiate for the player.

We’ve also been hearing a lot about Mason Greenwood and about Chelsea possibly enquiring about the out-on-loan Manchester United forward. However, what I’m hearing is that Chelsea are not working on the Greenwood deal, this is not something confirmed.

It will be an important summer for Chelsea, and they’ll be busy with many things, but for the moment Greenwood is not a concrete topic, he’s not something they’re discussing. Man United’s aim with the player also remains the same – they want to sell him on a permanent transfer and make profit on the player so they can reinvest that money, which will be important for Financial Fair Play.

Let’s see what will happen, because Getafe have made it clear they’d like to have Greenwood on loan again, but before agreeing to that United want to try to sell Greenwood anyway. Whether that’s in England or abroad, the important thing is that they want to sell and bring in important money for the player.

Staying with Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino may have raised some eyebrows with his recent comments about his future, but the reality is this: Chelsea are happy with the team’s recent performances, but also Pochettino knows any decision was always going to be made close to the end of the season. This is something the club has always confirmed even in difficult, really difficult moments months ago. So that remains the…

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